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What is the best headphone I can get < $200?

post #1 of 9
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I've seen the Audio Technica ATH-M50's and I was planning on getting those, but it has been brought to my attention that I can get better headphones.


I really want over-ear headphones, not in-ear on on-ear. I mainly listen to techno as well as indie rock every now and then. I want to get the best audio quality and overall headphone for less than or around $200 (I know it's not very much redface.gif). I'm more concerned with audio quality, but I also don't want to look like an idiot wearing them. I don't care about sound stage as all I will be doing is listening to music (and fooling around on FL Studio). I've heard that open-backed headphones get better audio quality, but they also leak audio. Do they really leak that bad? For example, if I was sitting in the front seat of a car, would the person in the row behind me be able to hear what I'm listening to?

Also, I will be walking around a little, so they need to be portable, but that's not my main concern.



Please post what headphone you think would be best for me or if the M50's are my best bet.smily_headphones1.gif
post #2 of 9

O.k first off,yes open cans leak that bad...

I am a technohead and i found audio nirvana with HFI 580/DJ1..

They are my on the go cans..

You should check them out...wink.gif

post #3 of 9
How about starting out with something cheaper but decent.
Superlux HD-668B.
There are semi-open, closed enough that you can still hear the music in public
But will let in enough sound so while you are walking around in public you can hear any danger coming, like a car.
And will not really leak enough to bother anyone around you.
Comes with 2 cords, a 3' and 10'.
Not as robust as other headphones.
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Optimus Praim View Post

I mainly listen to techno as well as indie rock every now and then.

In short you want something with good bass and good for electronic music.
So I would suggest you get an ultrasone instead, like the hfi-780.
post #5 of 9

Heya,

 

Ultrasone HFI 580 or DJ1

Shure SRH840 or SRH750 DJ

BeyerDynamic DT770 PRO

Denon D1100 or D2000 (used)

 

Very best,

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post

Heya,

 

Ultrasone HFI 580 or DJ1

Shure SRH840 or SRH750 DJ

BeyerDynamic DT770 PRO

Denon D1100 or D2000 (used)

 

Very best,


Gotta agree. Denon d1100, if i travelled would be me my go to!
post #7 of 9

The HFI-580's would be alright. 

post #8 of 9

Hi, I recommend the hfi-580s also. Love my pair, except for the 10 foot long cable. You should know that several popular suggestions also come with this, including the m50s.

post #9 of 9
No one like the hfi-780 ?
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